Saturday, July 16, 2011

.dog mountain.

dog mountain
an upside-down view
july 6 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


a quick visit to the japanese garden this past week

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


watching me, watching you beast.+

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

.new designs.

new designs up on the website!
yeah! spring!

love, me

Monday, April 25, 2011


vancouver, bc
november 2010
chinese gardens

Thursday, April 14, 2011

.lines and curves.

minneapolis, minnesota
may 2010

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

.more marie.

.marie has been getting a lot more attention these days.
.well, much longer rides that is. 
.she may no longer look like this, but she's been one of the best bikes a girl could ask for.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


walker art center
minneapolis, mn
may 2010 green grass.+

Monday, April 11, 2011


kilarney national park
county kerry
february 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

.new website.

very excited to launch my new website. it's still a baby, but is growing fast.

any and all feedback and comments greatly accepted!


outside the city library
vancouver, bc
november 2010 does it?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

.dublin castle.

dublin castle
february 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


when my hub and i first moved to portland,
we found this cute tiny apartment with old charm in nw.
close to everything in the city, it was also close to the largest
natural city park in the nation, forest park.
i have enjoyed many many hikes out my back door on sunny
saturday mornings, foggy tuesday afternoons, and rainy
thursday nights... and always going by my favorite tree:

we are moving this weekend, no too far away but to the other side 
of the river. i know i will be back to enjoy washington and forest park
still, however the proximity just turned into 5 miles instead of 5 minutes.
south east portland: here i come!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

.san fran in 48 hours.

over the weekend i took a very quick trip to san fransisco
for a friend's 30th birthday. taking quick weekend trips can
really save a person from the depressing rain here in portland.
the weather was just what i needed even if it was only two days!

what a great trip with so many fun memories in 48 hours! 
my face never hurt so much from laughing and my legs from dancing...
happy bday kiki!

Monday, April 4, 2011

.can you hear me now?.

february 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011


the sun wants to come out so bad,
it's rays were felt for 5 minutes yesterday....
i will take it!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

.up close.

a few details...

knock, knock...

dublin, ireland
february 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


rothgar, dublin
february 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011


gallarus oratory
dingle peninsula
february 2011

Gallarus Oratory was built between the seventh and eight century 
and is the best preserved early christian church in ireland. 
It represents the apogee of dry-stone corbelling, 
using techniques first developed by neolithic tomb-makers. 
The stones were layed at a slight angle, 
lower on the outside then the inside to allow water to run off.

according to local legend, if a person climbs out of the oratory via the window, 
their soul will be cleansed. this is, however, physically impossible, 
because the window is approximately 18cm in length and 12cm in width.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


ballycarberry castle
skellig ring
ring of kerry
iveragh peninsula 
february 2011


Saturday, March 26, 2011

.bicycle dublin.

bikes from ireland
februrary 2011







Friday, March 25, 2011


february 2011
fishing dock at sunset

Thursday, March 24, 2011

.acro yoga.

i want to be this when i grow up
beautiful... flow.+

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

.earth hour.

this saturday from 8:30-9:30pm

turn off everything in your home and light a candle
do this one small thing for our precious planet

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

.vintage jewelry box necklace.

.gifted chain.
.swarovski crystals. 
.onyx & black agates.
.reclaimed vintage costume earrings.
new old beauty at $56


Monday, March 21, 2011


i spy 'love me' at redux...
do you?


Friday, March 18, 2011

.yarn holes.

"Artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera has filled a number 
of Paris's potholes and cracks with colorful yarn. 
While it certainly isn't a permanent solution, 
we think it's a bright and cheery way 
to improve on otherwise dreary conditions. 
See more on Juliana Santacruz Herrera's Flickr stream."

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

.croagh patrick.

is located right outside Westport in County Mayo, Ireland. 

It is the site where they say St. Patrick spent a 40 day fast, 
and at the end of that fast it is said that he banished
all demons and snakes from Ireland.

During the summer solstice, people come from far and wide
as a pilgrimage to this sacred and holy place. 
Back in the day, I learned that the pilgrims would hike this
difficult mountain starting at midnight (dark) and barefoot.

Having this beautiful day while in Ireland, 
our group decided to hike this mountain.
There really was no defined path, but we made it up nonetheless!

Having the snow at the top made the steep last part 
of the hike the most difficult. 
It was much scarier on the way down I would have to say!
I couldn't believe that some people have hiked this 
without shoes. I found it quite difficult with the sharp
rocks in my light hikers. The steepness made it even more of a challenge.

So beautiful... of the Irish.+

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

.crown jewels dux.

.gifted crown charms.
.light amethyst quartz tear drops.
$22 sisters.+